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Required for 2.80 to be feature complete:

  • Outliner and visibility improvements: T57857.
  • G-key group operators in the 3D viewport and object properties need to be updated to clarify the UI.

Usability improvements:

  • Creating a new collection in the outliner should put all the selected objects (and collections?) in it.
  • Shortcut keys to improve usability, as in T54707.


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Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) triaged this task as Normal priority.

Would it be too much trouble to allow longer collection (or datablock in general) name length?

My current use case is I have several "library" blend files where I keep large amounts of furniture assets with variations as groups for linking.
I like having descriptive names I can filter by while linking from the File Window like say Furniture_Seats_Couch_BrandName_White, Furniture_Seats_Couch_BrandName_Red or Furniture_Table_Square_Boards_Wood_Dark_TallLegs_Black

While "tagging" names this way for easy filtering/finding, one quickly runs out of space and have to resort to using cryptic acronyms.
Also if these will replace groups as an instancing tool (in some form of "Collection Instances", "Dupligroup"s "Dupli Instances"?) names will still have to remain globally unique, right?

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) renamed this task from Collections and groups unification tasks to Collection tasks.Aug 13 2018, 11:46 AM
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) renamed this task from Collection tasks to Collections (parent task).

Brecht, would it be possible to allow parenting by draging and droping mulible objects in the outliner like it is possible to drag and drop multible objects into collections? That would be really great and makes Blender more consistent!